Catch up on the latest episodes of the SUPERLATIVE podcast — interesting conversations with the people who make up the personalities and perspectives of the current wristwatch community. This last month, I spoke with experienced brand founders and journalists who build and report on the products we love. New episodes drop each week on Mondays, and you can subscribe on the BLEAV Network, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you prefer to get your podcasts.
From high up at Fossil Group to running Bulova, watchmaker and timepiece brand executive Greg Thumm talks about his experience running major watch brands (and developing products for them) and his foray into launching an eponymous brand (Thumm & Co.) with his son. Speaking of founding watch brands, we explore a similar picture over in Switzerland where watch marketing professional and BA111OD brand founder Thomas Baillod talks about what it’s like to be running a modern brand from the perspective of being in traditional watchmaking country.
Adam Craniotes is founder of RedBar, and the popular RedBar group that specializes in hosting local events around the world for RedBar watch collector communities. We talk about the business of being a watch industry personality, what it’s like to share timepiece collecting enthusiasm, and more about our shared experiences guiding the consumer experience for many timepiece hobbyists.
Finally, I speak to Miss Tweed founder Astrid Wendlandt about the trials and tribulations of reporting on the corporate side of the watch industry. From a career at Reuters, the Paris-based journalists loves brands and calls corporate holding groups accountable for proper stewardship of the names under their banners.
Enjoy these recent SUPERLATIVE podcasts, and please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to keep up to date on the latest in watch enthusiast community conversations.